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Brexit ‘leaves Brits with nothing’ as airlines use loophole to use EU staff amid shortages

The aviation industry has been thrown into chaos in recent months in the first test of its post-pandemic operations. Travellers have been left with last-minute messages and announcements of flights being cancelled, lost luggage and achingly long queues which worsened during the school holidays. The UK’s second busiest airport, London Gatwick, has announced it will […]

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Science

Falklands veterans face legal loophole against MoD over horror war injuries

Cold injuries are divided into freezing and non-freezing injuries and include hypothermia, frost-nip, chilblains, immersion foot and frostbite. Exposure to cold can also induce Raynaud’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon and allergic reactions to cold. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the solicitor acting on behalf of 300 British military veterans who claim to be suffering from the condition has raised concerns […]

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World

Battle to close loophole that lets Russians fish in British waters

The issue arises from a shared area agreement signed in 1999 between the Faroe Islands – 200 miles north of Scotland – and the UK. The Faroe Islands government last month banned Russian vessels from entering its ports. But the ruling does not apply to fishing boats. Barrie Deas, chief executive of The National Federation […]

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Automotive

Motorists can go ‘unpunished’ for parking on your driveway thanks to strange loophole

There is no criminal law against the indecent act of someone parking on another person’s driveway without their consent. The driveway is part of their property, so driving onto someone else’s driveway can be seen as trespassing. Trespassing, however, is classed as a civil offence not a criminal offence, meaning the police don’t have the power […]

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Finance

Energy bills rebate loophole means second home owners can get £400 grant ‘multiple times’

On BBC Breakfast this morning, the Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves discussed Rishi Sunak’s announcements yesterday, and what this could mean for Britons in the future. She mentioned a loophole in Rishi Sunak’s energy bill help to benefit second home owners. She said: “It’s important that the money is targeted. “If you look through the detail, if […]

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Science

Energy crisis deepens as wind farm ‘loophole’ could add £300 on household bills

In an effort to the UK’s vulnerability to the fluctuations of the global wholesale fossil fuel energy markets, Britain has stepped up its renewable energy generation ambitions. In the Government’s Energy Security Strategy, the UK committed to delivering up to 50GW by 2030, including up to 5GW of innovative floating wind. However, a group of […]

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Business

An energy transition loophole is allowing Big Oil to offload high-polluting assets to private buyers

An oil flare burns at Repsol’s oil refining complex in Cartagena, Spain. Repsol was one of the top sellers of assets between 2017 and 2021 in EDF’s analysis. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil and gas giants are increasingly selling off dirty assets to private firms, amplifying concerns that the fossil fuel industry’s traditional […]

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Science

EU crumbles to Putin’s energy threat as bloc gives sanctions loophole green light

The bloc has offered companies a way to pay for Russian gas without breaching any European sanctions, while also satisfying the Russian President’s demand for payment in rubles. Last month, Putin warned that unless European nations open up ruble accounts in Russian banks, Moscow will terminate its gas contracts. This is an attempt by the […]

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Canada

Billionaire’s association with luxury B.C. mansion highlights property tax loophole | CBC News

A billionaire’s association with a luxury Vancouver Island mansion highlights land title anomalies that mean property transfer and foreign buyers taxes don’t apply to purchases of some pricey B.C. homes. CBC revealed last month that Russian-born billionaire Yuri Milner was the man behind the trust that bought the $18 million Mille Fleurs mansion in 2013 — seven years before […]

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UK

Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have balcony loophole despite ban

PRINCE ANDREW is among a number of royals who will not join the Queen on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for her Jubilee and a marketing expert claims the decision stops him from “becoming a distraction”. On Friday, Buckingham Palace unveiled plans for Trooping the Colour, a parade that takes place on June 2. The […]